There are no scheduled class dates and times.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
Unit objectives are located at the beginning of each chapter of the text. Please utilize these to assist you in your study of the unit materials.
Independent reading assignments, Desire to Learn (D2L) open book unit quizzes, discussion board activities, development of an annotated bibliography, and a proctored, comprehensive final examination within D2L.
Unit Quizzes 30%
Annotated Bibliography 20%
Discussion Participation 15%
Comprehensive Final Exam 35%
59 or less
**Please note this course requires a grade of “C” (70) or better in order to be considered passing.** This instructor does NOT round up the final grade average.
Submission of ant assignment related to this course will be through the course drop box only.
Students can proceed through the course content at their own pace within the boundaries set by the Course Schedule and the MSU Academic Calendar. See the course calendar in the syllabus and within D2L for specific information about activities and due dates. This course is designed to give adequate time to complete all assignments and quizzes in a timely manner. It is NOT recommended that you wait until the last minute to submit an assignment, quiz or discussion board post. Technical problems can occur. If you wait until the last minute and you run into a problem, DO NOT send anything to me as an e-mail attachment. I will not accept it and a grade of zero will be recorded for that activity.
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations for books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph known as the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of a variety of intellectual skills: concise exposition, succinct analysis, and informed library research.
First, locate and record citations for three (3) peer-reviewed articles in scholarly academic journals that contain information relevant to this course (ionizing radiation, biological effects, etc.). All three articles should have a common theme. These three articles must be published within the last five years. Cite the article using the proper APA format.
Write a concise annotation that summarizes the central theme and scope of the article. You must also discuss one of the following for each annotation:
More information, the rubric, resources, and the due date are available within D2L under “Course Resources” and “Annotated Bibliography.” This assignment is due on the date listed in the course calendar. All submissions are considered complete and will be graded as such. Late assignments will not be accepted and a grade of zero (0) will be recorded.
Any student that missed a quiz expiration date will not be allowed to take the quiz once the time has expired. If this happens, the student will receive a grade of zero (0) for that quiz. If a student misses a deadline for an activity or assignment, that assignment/activity will not be graded and a grade of zero (0) will be given. Emergencies do occur and they will be dealt with on an individual basis. Do not inform me of personal emergencies after the deadlines/due dates and expiration dates have passed.
DO NOT WRITE TO ME AND ASK IF I WILL ACCEPT A LATE ASSIGNMENT. I WILL NOT.
This is an internet based course. The student is responsible for maintaining structure and flow to this course.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.
The Office of Disability Support Services (DSS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The DSS has assistance devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services in the Clark Student Center Room 168 or call 940-397-4140 for further information. Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.
Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.
The director of the Counseling Center services as the ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940) 397-4618, TDD (940) 397-4515, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 108.